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Then this event is for you! You and your friends will take turns running a 5K loop at the Brier Patch Hunting property just north of Poplar Grove Plantation. Before each lap is run, you have the option to drink a 12-ounce beer for a 2 minutes deduction off your lap time. Run solo, with your best friend, or on a team of 3 or 4 to complete the 20K course. Beer option only available for those 21 and older.
You will be required to hold a relay baton during your relay leg.
Not only will a beer allow a 2:00 minute time deduction, but we are also implementing age graded results.
(Women): 10% (also on top of % listed below for age)
(15 and under) 5%
(40-49) 1% per year
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Participants and spectators will get to enjoy the natural atmosphere of Southeastern Coastal NC. The race will start and finish in a large field surrounded by natural woods and two track trails that are flat and fast.
Trail shoes recommended. The course is a very natural wooded terrain surrounded by swamp. Footing is variable. Runners will run a loop and then an out and back. You should expect bugs during the race. We have sprayed and fogged the field but not the course itself. The race is called Copperhead due to running in the woods in August. There is a chance that you could see a snake. If you do, please stay away from it and alert us. There is also a walking bridge that you will have to cross. Take caution and go slow.
You must be 21 or older to participate in the beer portion of the race. You do not have to drink beer to participate, beer is simply another element to the race and is optional.
WHAT TO BRING:
We recommend head wear for the run in case of any flies chasing you
Small Canopy Tents are allowed
Trash Bags for your trash. We will have receptacles and dumpsters but we do not want to have to pick up your trash
FRIDAY: 5:00 to 6:30pm Academy Sports
SATURDAY AT THE RACE SITE from 1:00pm to 4:30pm
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3:30pm - Beer Mile Clydesdale and Athena
4:00pm - Beer Mile Men and Women Competitive
5:00pm - 20K Relay Start
5:15pm - 20K OPEN START
7:50pm - 20K open Runners must be on final lap
8:30pm - Course Cutoff
8:30pm - Awards/Course Cutoff
10:00pm - End of Event
All participants will receive a Copperhead Running Socks
The beer mile will be ran in two heats. The race will be 400m laps accompanied by a beer each lap that must be drank in the exchange zone before each lap.
The first heat will be Clydesdale men (men over 200lbs) and Athena women (women over 165lbs) Top 3 men and women will receive machetes'
Following the Clydesdales and Athena's will be the competitive men and women who want to be the Copperhead Beer Mile Champion. Top 3 will be awarded.
Top 5 individuals will receive a custom Machete engraved with the Copperhead Logo
Top relay team will all receive custom Machetes
Fastest Team will receive custom Machetes (still includes beer deduction)
Top Corporate Charity Team will receive custom Machetes
Top Beer Club team will receive custom Machetes
PARKING and RACE SITE ENTRANCE
11471 U.S. 17
Wilmington, NC US 28411
There are two options for parking:
1. NEAR THE EVENT FIELD These fields are closest to the events staging. 4 Wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended for this area.
2. UP FRONT BY THE POWER LINES. This is upfront and about a 600 meter walk to the event staging area. Any style car can park here.
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